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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu: INEC to fully digitize electoral process

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the deployment of communication technology will become the dominant means of information dissemination within the commission in particular and the management of the electoral processes in general, including future engagement with stakeholders in the country.

Ekiti polytechnic produces hand washing and sanitiding machines

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, has produced machines for hand washing and sanitiser as part of its contribution to governments’ efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.

Nigeria invites bid for monitoring of spending of Abacha loot

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Anambra college seeks Police, DSS support

To strengthen the security framework in Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, the Provost, Dr Tessy Okoli, has solicited the support of security agencies in the state.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank announces reliefs on OFI loans

As part of its continued effort to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on households, businesses and regulated institutions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has announced more relief measures.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate President condoles with NUJ over death of New Telegraph editor

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Guild of Editors on the death of one of their colleagues, Mr. Waheed Bakare.
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PETAN: Critical stakeholders capable of leading petroleum industry

The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has commended the critical stakeholders involved in the signing of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited Train 7 contract for their expertise.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

DHQ: Troops arrest ‘coordinator’ of Boko Haram suicide bombings

The Defence headquarters says troops of 251 Task Force Battalion in Dolari, in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force, arrested one Bakura Rawa Modu who was detected loitering within Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp on May 20 in the course of the ongoing sustained its onslaught against insurgents and other criminal across the country.

FCT minister eases restrictions on markets

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has relaxed some of the restrictions imposed on the territory’s markets in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding an extra day of operations as well as approving the opening of more sections of the markets.

NCC: Diaspora commission not sent packing from digital economy complex

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a video making the rounds on social media alleging that the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NDC) was thrown out of the NCC building.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, on Wednesday, in a statement however allayed the fears, saying that Kogi remain committed to fighting COVID-19.

Kogi: Coronavirus has further exposed the rot in the health sector

Kogi state government has said that the Coronavirus pandemic has further exposed the rot in the nation’s health sector, but however, noted that the state government would continue to invest in the sector for effective service delivery
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Emanuella Zamba as the new Acting General Manager for Lagos State Health Management Agency LASHMA.

Lagos finalises register-to-open guidelines, ahead restart of economy

The Lagos State Government says it has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of ”Register-to-Open” guidelines.

Transport minister inaugurates new NIMASA board

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project.
President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar-Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, (NECO).

NECO registrar, four other management staff sacked

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, (NECO).

Nigeria slashes salaries of airport workers

In a circular to staff dated May 19, 2020, the Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said the reduction in salaries is due to airport closures occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Gbenga Ogunbote

Gbenga Ogunbote: NPFL should be on TV

One of the most respected coaches in the Nigerian league, Gbenga Ogunbote, has highlighted the obvious improvement in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS: We retired nine directors for others to grow

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday disclosed that nine directors that were recently retired was to pave way for progression of younger staff whose careers had stagnated for years.

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Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

DHQ: More terrorists surrender, others arrested in North East

Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have continued to surrender to the Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in the North East.

Food security: Nigerian government to recruit 77, 400 youths into agric business

In a bid to boost food sufficiency and reduce unemployment, the Federal Government, has announced plans to inject over 77,400 young farmers into agriculture business under a scheme called Buhari Young Farmers Network.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Gernot Rohr wants Eberechi Eze to commit future to Nigeria

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr hopes Eberechi Eze will agree to switch allegiance and play for the three-time African champions.
The first two patients to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Namibia have been cleared by health authorities after 79 days in the hospital, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Monday.

Namibia’s first coronavirus patients recover after 79 days in hospital

The first two patients to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Namibia have been cleared by health authorities after 79 days in the hospital, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Monday.
Lagos State High Court.

Court sentences former Mobil staff to 15 years imprisonment for raping tenant’s niece

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere Monday sentenced an EX-Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece.